Thug slashes woman in bottom in random street attack captured on CCTV

Footage shows a man slicing an unsuspecting woman across the bottom – before casually strolling off.

CCTV released by police show the man step up behind the victim, a woman in her 20s, as she searches for something in her bag.

The suspect, who struck in Westminster, London at nighttime first appears behind the woman.

Police say he slashes her across the bottom with a sharp object.

She spins around and grabs the point of contact, by which time the suspect has fled the scene.

Metropolitan Police said the woman’s wound was superficial but did require medical attention at hospital.

Police believe the incident was a random attack and are urging anyone who can identify the man featured in the CCTV footage from the attack on Sunday, October 28 to come forward.

He is believed to be of medium-to-tall build and was wearing a big jacket at the time of the assault.

Detective Constable Yousuf Bhamjee said: "This assault has had a significant impact on the victim.

"I am appealing for anyone with information to get in touch with us on 020 7321 7620."

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